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Law School Applications / Re: National "Honors Societies"
« on: November 15, 2005, 09:23:29 AM »
Golden Key is entirely GPA based but hasn't been around too long, but the chapters tend to be pretty active I think. Guess I'll include it.

"The Society" I've been wondering about as it seems their entire idea is around spending tons of students' money on bringing third-rate "motivational speakers" to various college campuses. I'm even more skeptical upon further research, as their entire mission statement is "To help individuals create the lives they desire by helping them discover what they truly want to do, and giving them the support, motivation, and tools to achieve their goals." Half of their success stories are from Purdue and the rest no-name schools. Sorry, but I'm just not impressed by someone going on to get a Master's in Elementary Education. I had a bad feeling when I first threw away the letter, and honestly the kinds of people that I know are participating in it hasn't really helped my impression of it much.

Edit: Wow, it's looking even worse than before. Their speeches are "delivered" by satellite or VHS? And the posters they wanted me to put up were downright ridiculous.

As for Phi Alpha Delta, I'm thinking about joining, as another RA was one of the founders, and I'd be in the first class since helping to get them founded last year here(but not joining). I'm not sure whether or not the effort into becoming an officer is worth it or not, when I realize that it'll probably mean many hours of work for little to no difference in admissions.

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Law School Applications / Re: National "Honors Societies"
« on: November 15, 2005, 09:11:47 AM »
Er, it didn't look like that. Anyway.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Should I apply to more of the T7-14?
« on: November 15, 2005, 09:04:21 AM »
I'd go for broke. Apply to any schools that interest you-Yale, etc, if you have any desire to go there.

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good call.  you being white wouldn't really add diversity to the school. 

I hope you mean good call for not using it as diversity, but that it will make an interesting personal statement. It got me my current job(granted, in the touchy feely field of reslife), and I'm hoping that my amusing example will persuade the adcomms. Tell me if I'm just being naive, though.

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Law School Applications / Re: National "Honors Societies"
« on: November 15, 2005, 08:59:19 AM »
Edit: fixed

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Law School Applications / National "Honors Societies"
« on: November 15, 2005, 08:49:28 AM »
I've noticed a recent resurgence in the number of various honors societies on campus, with often nothing besides a GPA requirement. I'm wondering if you all think they're a good idea to put on the various honors and awards sections of applications. Specifically, I'm wondering what your opinions are on:
Phi Beta Kappa(Why am I ineligible, missing one quarter of Latin)
Golden Key(Phi Beta Kappa ripoff, like many)
Society of Success and Leadership (Sigma Alpha Pi?) - They're a group that seemed to pop up out of nowhere, with several people I know becoming officers in its apparent first year here. I'm somewhat skeptical, as they sent out messages to everyone inviting them to join, supposedly only those with 3.3s and above, though many didn't have this GPA.
National Dean's List-I was somewhat more proud of this one, as it required a nomination.
Phi Alpha Delta(Pre/law co-ed fraternity)

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Acceptances / Re: IN AT BOALT!
« on: November 15, 2005, 07:19:41 AM »
ok?  ???
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Sorry, that should read I'm not even applying there until next year, but I left that part out. I feel like my LSAT will be better than my GPA, which is unfortunate, as I'd prefer Berkeley over almost anywhere else in the T14.

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LSAT! One number=your life. One school isn't so bad, as there are plenty of others.

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No problem, but to clarify I simply meant that the automated process continues while the human, and decisive element-the adcomms-schmooze.

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Law School Applications / Re: Yale Application Question
« on: November 15, 2005, 06:17:04 AM »
I think what they mean is, you can attach a resumé and have it be included, but that you should put down ALL pertinent information for all of those questions in the application as well, so that they have it in their format as well as yours.

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